MILWAUKEE With Jonathan Lucroy returning to the Brewers' lineup and young catcher Martin Maldonado in the middle of a breakout season in Lucroy's stead, Milwaukee was left with three capable catchers on its major league roster -- a logjam the team didn't have room for.
So on Thursday, the Brewers announced that backup catcher George Kottaras the longest-tenured catcher on Milwaukee's roster would be designated for assignment. The team still has 10 days to trade a Kottaras, a move Brewers manager Ron Roenicke knows general manager Doug Melvin hopes to make to ensure Kottaras lands with a major league club.
"We've got the days to do it, and hopefully it'll work out," Roenicke said. "This guy belongs in the big leagues, and that's the tough part. I know this is the right move for us, but the issue is George is a major league catcher. I hope it works out where he can go with somebody. And if he goes with somebody, hopefully it'll be a better situation than here."
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